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Apr 26: 2011 RBMS Leab Exhibition Award winners

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners and one honorable mention for the 2011 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards.

The awards, funded by...

Apr 26: Sir Terry Pratchett to speak at YALSA’s 2011 Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon in New Orleans

CHICAGO — Join the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) in honoring Sir Terry Pratchett, winner of the 2011 Margaret A. Edwards Award for nine of his beloved novels, at the Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon at noon CDT on June 25 at the ALA...

Apr 26: Camila Alire receives 2011 Lippincott Award

CHICAGO — Dr. Camila Alire, dean emerita at the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University, is this year’s recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) Joseph  W.  Lippincott Award. The award, founded in 1938, is given annually to an individual for distinguished service to...

Apr 26: Hear YA authors Bacigalupi, Christopher, King, Sedgwick and Teller at the 2011 Michael L. Printz Program and Reception

CHICAGO —American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference attendees won’t want to miss the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award Program and Reception, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), from 8 - 10 p.m. CDT on June 27 in...

Apr 25: Meet more than 25 popular authors at YALSA’s YA Authors Coffee Klatch in New Orleans

CHICAGO — Meet your favorite young adult authors over coffee at YALSA’s annual YA Authors Coffee Klatch, at 9 a.m. CDT June 26 in New Orleans, as part of the ALA Annual Conference. This year’s klatch will feature more than 25 authors whose books have won YALSA’s six awards or appeared on its...

Apr 25: Make over your library with YALSA’s May Teen Space Design webinar

CHICAGO — Looking for ways to spruce up your existing teen space? Or are you moving into a new building and need to redesign or plan something new? Join Kim Bolan Cullin as she discusses the latest in teen space planning and implementation in the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (...

Apr 22: Get street smart with YALSA’s June 16 street lit webinar

CHICAGO — Street lit’s appeal extends well beyond urban teens! Find out more about this increasingly popular genre of literature and how to incorporate it into your library at the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) June webinar, Street Smart: Serving Teen Street Lit Readers,...

Apr 22: Reach teens and tweens with YALSA’s summer online course

CHICAGO - School and teen services librarians find their roles evolving constantly, and many are now called to serve tweens and teens. What are the differences in need between these two age groups, and how do librarians successfully serve both? Find out how in Navigating the Divide between...

Apr 22: Spring into learning with new Webinars-on-Demand from YALSA

CHICAGO — Looking for guidance into the latest topics in teen services? Look no further than YALSA’s Webinars-on-Demand! Previously recorded webinars, led by content experts selected by YALSA, are complimentary for YALSA members only and available for purchase for anyone else at...

Apr 22: A constellation of stars celebrates books and libraries

CHICAGO — In his new ALA Editions book “Reading with the Stars: A Celebration of Books and Libraries,” American Libraries Editor-in-Chief Leonard Kniffel offers a compelling...

Apr 21: You're invited to a webinar on how to prepare a portfolio for the LSSC Program

CHICAGO - At 2 p.m. CDT April 26, The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will offer an hour-long webinar explaining what the LSSC Program requires in a ...

Apr 20: Día 2011 book list is now available

CHICAGO - The 2011 book list to help libraries and families celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is now available. Containing more than 200 titles, the list...

Apr 19: Celebrate Earth Day @ your library

CHICAGO – This Friday is Earth Day (April 22), an opportune time to remind people in your community that libraries do their part when it comes to reducing, reusing and recycling.

Here are just a few things that libraries across the country are doing to promote the library as a key...

Apr 19: “The Sabbath World” author Shulevitz speaking at upcoming Literary Tastes Breakfast

CHICAGO — Judith Shulevitz, author of the 2011 Sophie Brody Medal-winning title “The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time,” will speak at the 2011 Literary Tastes Breakfast in New Orleans — an author event hosted by the Reference and...

Apr 19: Dan Savage Opening General Session speaker at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes Dan Savage as the speaker for the Opening General Session at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Savage will appear from 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. on Friday June 24, immediately preceding the All Conference Reception on the...

Apr 19: New online tool links AASL learning standards with Common Core

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announces the launch of the "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database," a public, online database...

Apr 19: EBSCO Publishing provides major donation to the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant

Cape Coral, Fla. – The Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant has announced the receipt of its first corporate gift.  EBSCO Publishing, a leading content provider for libraries, has provided a very generous donation to support this newly-established grant.

Candidates for...

Apr 19: ALA supports broadband build-out to rural libraries in Universal Service Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) yesterday submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (PDF) in response to the Notice of...

Apr 19: RDA Toolkit enhancements

CHICAGO -- Starting this month, the Library of Congress’s Cataloger’s Desktop is not the only third-party product through which you can access RDA if you’re an RDA Toolkit subscriber; OCLC Connexion users who subscribe can now link from a displayed bibliographic or authority record to the RDA...

Apr 19: Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant established

Cape Coral, Fla. – Iris L. Hanney, information industry veteran and president of Unlimited Priorities Corporation, has announced the formation of the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant.  Ms Hanney will serve as president of the grant’s board of directors, which consists of...

Apr 19: AASL's Distinguished School Administrators Award recipient “walked her talk” and improved student learning

CHICAGO – Donna Haye, district assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Atlantic City Board of Education, is the 2011 recipient of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Distinguished School Administrators Award. Haye was nominated by school librarian...

Apr 19: School librarian stands against organized challenge, receives AASL Intellectual Freedom Award

CHICAGO – Dee Venuto, school librarian at Rancocas Valley Regional High School, is the 2011 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Intellectual Freedom Award.  Nominated by Hilda Weisburg, Venuto researched the motivations behind the challenges of three books on...

Apr 19: ALSC and PLA to offer Sneak Peek Webinar for upcoming Every Child Ready to Read® toolkit

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CDT on May 4, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and Public Library Association (PLA) will host a free Sneak Peek Webinar for the eagerly anticipated "Every Child Ready to Read...

Apr 19: Carnegie-Whitney Grant 2011 award winners

CHICAGO - The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. ...

Apr 19: Exemplary teacher-school librarian collaboration wins AASL award

CHICAGO – The “Medieval Narrative Project,” planned and presented by the school librarians and freshman/sophomore Social Studies team at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Ill., is the 2011 recipient of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Collaborative School Library Award...

Apr 19: Five choices for ALSC spring online courses

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has lined up five fantastic options for spring online learners. Spanning five to six weeks, these courses are designed for busy professionals or students who want passionate discussion guided by highly regarded instructors. ...

Apr 19: Comedian, actress and author Molly Shannon to keynote Annual Conference Closing General Session

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes Molly Shannon from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 28th as the speaker for the Closing General Session at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Shannon, whose debut children’s book “Tilly the Trickster” will be...

Apr 19: Paula Poundstone and Andy Borowitz among the featured authors at ALTAFF’s “The Laugh’s On Us!”, sponsored by Playaway, at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “The Laugh’s On Us!” featuring comedian, writer and ALTAFF national spokesperson Paula Poundstone, from 5:30 - 7:30 CDT on Sunday,...

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